Why Are School Buses Yellow?

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Soon drivers will see a lot of school buses filled with our children. Have you ever wondered exactly why they are all the same yellow color? Wonderopolis does a fantastic job of explaining this. Please share with your classroom or your own students. Wonderopolis teaches children to THINK and ASK QUESTIONS. It is an amazing way to begin, or even end, your day with your children.

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Classifying Angles Jeopardy

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Classifying Angles Jeopardy Game provides students plenty of practice identifying types of angles, measurement of angles, and whether angles are complementary, supplementary, or congruent. This game really gives students a chance to see how well they understand these concepts in a fun and entertaining way.

2D or 3D Shapes

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The object of this game is to quickly classify geometrical figures as two dimensional or three dimensional by dragging them in the correct basket in less than 3 minutes. The maximum score is 170 points. For each correct answer, students will be rewarded with ten points, but each mistake will also cost them ten points.

Go ahead and give it a try!


Hang Up Your Christmas Lights


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Here is a fun Christmas Math Activity for students to play and practice math facts all at the same time.  Students can select an operation and the degree of difficulty for that operation. Solve the problems that appear and earn Christmas lights. Use the Christmas lights to decorate the image once the serious of math facts are completed. Then choose a musical instrument to hear and see your creation come to life.

I hope that you enjoy this math practice game.

How Magnetic is Your Writing?


In a recent post by Edutech for Teachers, Jamie Forshey writes about the the Halloween Magnetic board created and shared by Kasey Bell.  Before going any further, let me suggest that you follow both of these outstanding, educational blogs.

The board is created with Google Drawings and is an excellent way for students to practice copying Kasey’s template to their own Google Drive. This will require them to sign in to their gmail accounts. By using the tools of Google Drawings, they can make their Halloween Magnetic story as elaborate as their imagination allows.

Click here to make your very own copy of the template.